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" In the year 1887 the idea occurred to me that it was possible to devise an instrument which should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, and that by a combination of the two, all motion and sound could be recorded and reproduced simultaneously. "
Edison: His Life and Inventions - Page 537
by Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin - 1910 - 998 pages
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The life and inventions of Thomas Alva Edision

William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson, Antonia Dickson - Technology & Engineering - 1894 - 362 pages
...laboratory were brought to bear upon the problem. And now let us hear Mr. Edison himself on the subject: " In the year 1887 the idea occurred to me that it was...to devise an instrument which should do for the eye COPVRlGHT PHOTO BY WKL OtCKSO* EDISON EXPERIMENTING WITH MICROGRAPHY. what the phonograph does for...
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Nature, Volume 50

Sir Norman Lockyer - Science - 1894
...Century) " the idea occurred to me thi" it was po>sible to devise an instrument which should do for ihe eye what the phonograph does for the ear, and that by a com bination of the two all motion and sound could be recorded and reproduced simultaneously." The...
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Science

Science - 1895
...PHONO-KINETOSCOPf. Edison, Thomas A., Invention of theKineto-phonograph. fcntury ^f(tff(tгiļiet June. 'tW, p. 206. "In the year 1887 the idea occurred to me that it was possible to devise «n instrument which should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, and that, by a combination...
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Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan

Daniel J. Czitrom - Social Science - 1982 - 254 pages
...into function." Edison himself admitted in 1895 that his reason for toying with motion pictures was "to devise an instrument which should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear"; however, his interest in motion pictures always remained subordinate to his passion for the phonograph.16...
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Settling the Score: Music and the Classical Hollywood Film

Kathryn Kalinak - Performing Arts - 1992 - 256 pages
...early as 1887, WKL Dickson was experimenting with mechanized synchronization at the 40 Edison labs "which should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear."1 The Edison kinetoscopes proved a testing ground for mechanically reproduced accompaniment; some...
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From Peep Show to Palace: The Birth of American Film

David Robinson - History - 1997 - 248 pages
...and practical work on the Kinetoscope were Dickson's. "In the year 1887," Edison said years later, "the idea occurred to me that it was possible to devise an instrument which could do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." This date has been disputed by subsequent...
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How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, and Multimedia : Language ...

James Monaco - Performing Arts - 2000 - 672 pages
...Edison himself conceived of his Kinetograph as an adjunct to the phonograph. As he put it in 1894: In the year 1887, the idea occurred to me that it...should do for the eye what the phonograph does for Figure 2-7. Edison's Kinetoscope was a private viewing machine. The film was formed in a continuous...
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Thomas Edison: Inventor of the Age of Electricity

Linda Tagliaferro - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 128 pages
...picture industry. As early as 1887, Al had begun to think about a possible new invention that, he said, "should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." There had already been attempts by others at creating the illusion of motion in pictures, and the first...
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Technology and Culture, the Film Reader

Andrew Utterson - Performing Arts - 2005 - 152 pages
...kinetoscope brought motion pictures to a paying audience. "The idea occurred to me", Edison explains, "that it was possible to devise an instrument which...for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear" (Dickson and Dickson 1895,4). Having placed a coin in a slot, a loop of moving images could be viewed...
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Thomas Edison in West Orange

Edward Wirth - History - 2008 - 128 pages
...paperwork to the United States Patent Office that declared his intention to "devise an instrument that should do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear." His staff photographer WKL Dickson began building models while Edison departed for the Paris Exposition...
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